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Sex Drive (2008)

  • Rate: 6.7/10 total 40,544 votes 
  • Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Romance
  • Release Date: 17 October 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 109 min | 129 min (unrated version)
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  • IMDb page: Sex Drive (2008)
  • Rate: 6.7/10 total 40,544 votes 
  • Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Romance
  • Release Date: 17 October 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 109 min | 129 min (unrated version)
  • Filming Location: Belle Glade, Florida, USA
  • Budget: $19,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $15,079,259(Worldwide)(29 March 2009)
  • Director: Sean Anders
  • Stars: Josh Zuckerman, Clark Duke and Amanda Crew
  • Original Music By: Stephen Trask   
  • Soundtrack: Disco Inferno
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | DTS
  • Plot Keyword: Amish | Friend | Friendship | Virgin | High School

Writing Credits By:

  • Sean Anders (screenplay) &
  • John Morris (screenplay)
  • Andy Behrens (book "All the Way")

Known Trivia

  • Both Seth Green (Ezekiel) and Katrina Bowden (Ms. Tasty) have appeared in Fall Out Boy music videos before this film. Seth Green is in the funeral scene of in “It Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” and Katrina Bowden was the mean girl dancing with Patrick Stump in “Dance Dance”.
  • Although the film received an R-rating (and a considerably raunchier unrated version exists as well), the source material is actually a young adult novel.
  • The actual tree that Ian and Felicia throw their shoes up into is located outside Harvard, Illinois.

Goofs: Continuity: The passenger window on the green sports car during the shooting towards the end of the movie. Shortly after the car is shoot, you see the window closed. In the next shoot the window is open and the passenger clearly visible, but is closed afterward.

Plot: A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online. Full summary »  »

Story: Ian is a high school senior in suburban Chicago, plagued by being a virgin. Online he's inflated his resume, met Ms. Tasty, and agreed to drive to Knoxville where she promises sex. He steals his homophobic, macho brother's GTO, and, with his two best friends, Lance and Felicia, heads south. Every young woman who meets Lance, including Felicia, is attracted to him, as he practices his aptly learned "Pick-Up Artist" skills. Ian, on the other hand, is a decent guy who wouldn't mind if his friendship with Felicia became a romance. By the time they get to Knoxville, they have encountered a jealous boyfriend, a menacing hitchhiker, jail birds, carjackers, an Amish community, and Ian's better judgment.Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>  

Synopsis

Synopsis: Ian Lafferty (Josh Zuckerman) is an 18-year-old recent high school graduate. He searches for a girl online making it look as if he’s buff and suave, although he’s sweet and unassuming. He soon meets "Ms. Tasty" (Katrina Bowden) and agrees to meet her in person. She lives in Knoxville, while he lives in Brookfield. With his best friends Lance (Clark Duke) and Felicia (Amanda Crew), they go in a Pontiac GTO Judge borrowed without permission from Ian’s arrogant homophobic older brother Rex (James Marsden).

On the way to Knoxville, they come across a hitchhiker (David Koechner), as the radiator in the Judge overheats. They attempt urinating in the radiator, which only works briefly as they try to leave the hitchhiker in the dust. The hitchhiker, frustrated at Ian’s lack of concern for his well being, leaves. As Ian and Felicia wander to find help, Lance is waiting with the car as Ezekiel (Seth Green) happens by in his horse-drawn buggy. Ezekiel and his Amish buddies repair the car while they join a Rumspringa party where Fall Out Boy is playing a concert and at which Lance meets an attractive Amish girl, Mary (Alice Greczyn). The three promise to come again on the way back to do some work in return.

They go to jail due to Ian throwing a tire iron into a state trooper car (due to his increasing frustration at trying to put a possum he hit out its misery), and are released after Mary pays the bail. They find a hotel that sports a wide variety of role playing rooms. Rex arrives angrily and insists that they go back and that Ian cannot visit Ms. Tasty. After Ian pretends to be gay, Rex allows him to see Ms. Tasty, hoping this encounter will change Ian’s mind. Ian finally meets Ms. Tasty, However, when he tells her about Felicia, her seduction for Ian to take off his clothes becomes a threat as her psychotic boyfriend Bobby Jo (Dave Sheridan) puts a gun to Ian’s head. It becomes apparent that the couple work at a chop shop and attempts to rob Rex’s Pontiac GTO. During the comic confrontation, Ian manages to save Felicia, who then is able to run off and report to the police. Ms. Tasty tries to escape, but is stopped by Andy and Randy, two students from Ian’s high school she failed to manipulate. Bobby Jo, on the other hand, is treated after being shot by Ian in self defense. Felicia tells the police about the chop shop location and the couple is arrested.

In the end, Lance refuses to come back home, decides he prefers Amish life, and stays behind to marry Mary, while Ian and Felicia realize their love for each other. On New Year’s Eve Ian gives his virginity to Felicia. It is also revealed Rex’s homophobia stemmed from the fact that he was hiding his own homosexuality. In the final frame of the film, a picture is shown of Lance and Mary being married, accompanied by Ian and Felicia. He’s shown sporting a beard much like Ezekiel. A clip of Ezekiel and Fall Out Boy arguing over the fact that the Amish fixed Fall Out Boy’s tour bus for just "a five song set" in form of compensation serves as a running gag during the credits of the film.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Bob Levy known as producer
  • Leslie Morgenstein known as producer
  • John Morris known as producer
  • Michael Nelson known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Josh Zuckerman known as Ian
  • Amanda Crew known as Felicia
  • Clark Duke known as Lance
  • James Marsden known as Rex
  • Seth Green known as Ezekiel
  • Alice Greczyn known as Mary
  • Katrina Bowden known as Ms. Tasty
  • Charlie McDermott known as Andy (as Charles McDermott)
  • Mark L. Young known as Randy
  • Cole Petersen known as Dylan
  • Dave Sheridan known as Bobby Jo
  • Michael Cudlitz known as Rick
  • Allison Weissman known as Becca
  • Andrea Anders known as Brandy
  • Kim Ostrenko known as Ian's Stepmom
  • Brett Rice known as Ian's Dad
  • David Koechner known as Hitchhiker
  • Caley Hayes known as Sandy
  • Michele Feren known as Drunk Amish Girl
  • Shay Roman known as Pregnant Kristy
  • Bella Salinas known as Fundraising Girl
  • John Ross Bowie known as Dr. Clark Teddescoe
  • Keith Hudson known as Angry Cop
  • Marianne Muellerleile known as Grandma Prisoner
  • Jessica Just known as Lindsay
  • Brian Posehn known as Carney
  • Scott Klace known as Lance's Dad
  • Allen Zwolle known as Men's Room Predator
  • Cleo King known as Abstinence Host
  • Josh Duarte known as Brandy's Dad
  • Marcia Koch known as Brandy's Mom
  • Ken Clement known as Señor Donut Manager
  • Susie Abromeit known as Cousin Tiffany
  • Victoria Mallow known as Aunt Carol
  • David Andrew Nash known as Jail Cop (as David Nash)
  • Giovanni Rodriguez known as Thug Prisoner
  • Alan Lilly known as Prisoner in Sports Jacket
  • Matthew Ramsey known as Mall Prankster
  • Sasha Ramos known as Kimberly
  • Sandra Ives known as Seamstress
  • Olivia Nedza known as Little Girl at Mall
  • Sam E. Goldberg known as "Harsh" Guy (as Sam Goldberg)
  • Rebecca Finer known as Girl Entering Party
  • Drake Schirmer known as Little Boy at Trailer Park
  • Massiel Perdomo known as Undressed Abstinence Dancer
  • Brad E. Wilhite known as Store Cashier (as Brad Wilhite)
  • Dwayne Alexander Smith known as Dwayne (as Dwayne Smith)
  • Santara Sidersky known as Angry Female Prisoner
  • Natalia Reagan known as Pregnant Woman Prisoner
  • Kiki Harris known as Female Cop
  • George Steward known as Creepy Guy
  • Chris Charles Herbert known as Jogger (as Chris Charles)
  • Stella known as Dog
  • Jimmy Baron known as Church Dad
  • Kathryn Shasha known as Church Mom
  • Liam Eagan known as Church Boy with Camera #1
  • Gunnar Schneider known as Church Boy with Camera #2
  • Darryll Scott known as Angry Cop's Partner
  • Shelly Frasier known as Dental Receptionist (as Shelly Keenan Frasier)
  • Jeremy McGuire known as Rex's Boyfriend
  • Amanda Tae Alvarez known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Jennifer Murdock known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Madeline Antoinette Owens known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Karelix Alicea known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Tonisha Agard known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Paula Dos Santos known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Bice Grobstein known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Stephanie Lee known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Kristin Liu known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Lianna Patrice Beckno known as Abstinence Dancer
  • Peter Wentz known as Himself (Fall Out Boy)
  • Joseph Trohman known as Himself (Fall Out Boy)
  • Patrick Stump known as Himself (Fall Out Boy) (as Patrick Stumph)
  • Andrew Hurley known as Himself (Fall Out Boy)
  • Kyle Gass known as Trucker (unrated version)
  • Josh Randall known as Cashier Boy (unrated version only)
  • Wendy Michaels known as Redneck Woman (unrated version)
  • Samantha Berry known as Amish Girl (uncredited)
  • Stephen Brevig known as Beer Pong Player (uncredited)
  • Patrick Campion known as Carnival Patron (uncredited)
  • David Danello known as Sheriff Deputy (uncredited)
  • Rafael Diaz-Wagner known as The Groom (uncredited)
  • Heather Farah known as Amish Girl (uncredited)
  • Joe Mignone known as Carnival Guy (uncredited)
  • Kristina Plisko known as Party Girl (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Reynolds known as Abstinence Nerd (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Malinda Bennett known as additional makeup
  • Erin Brasfield known as key makeup artist
  • Caridad 'Cuqui' Collazo known as hair stylist
  • Felice Diamond known as makeup artist
  • Donna Battersby Greene known as key hair stylist (as Donna Battersby-Greene)
  • Linda Schonning known as additional hair stylist: crowd

Art Department:

  • Bobby Amor known as swing gang
  • Eric Bryant known as graphic designer
  • Raniero Daza known as carpenter
  • Steven DeSantis known as construction coordinator: additional photography
  • Jose Duarte known as murals
  • Gary Dunham known as swing gang
  • Rod England known as leadman
  • Brian Feola known as general foreman: Additional Photography
  • Richard Fojo known as set designer
  • Graylan Franklin known as property master
  • Paul J. Hendricks known as construction foreman
  • Jane B. Johnson known as buyer
  • Maureen Kropf known as lead scenic: additional photography
  • Richard E. Kruder known as key set dresser
  • Shawn W. Logue known as assistant prop master
  • Jeffrey Mastney known as swing gang
  • Jeremy McGuire known as art department coordinator
  • Michael Metzel known as construction coordinator
  • Greyson Miller known as on-set dresser
  • Kevin Weber known as set dresser
  • Cary Whittaker known as greensman

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Summit Entertainment (presents)
  • Alloy Entertainment
  • Goldcrest Pictures (in association with)

Other Companies:

  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Cineworks Digital Studios  HD dailies
  • Eye2Ear Music  music consultant
  • Ghostlight Industries  picture vehicles
  • Hollywood-DI  HD screening services
  • Reder & Feig  production counsel
  • Soundelux  post-production sound services
  • Technicolor Digital Intermediates  digital intermediate

Distributors:

  • Alfa Films (2009) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • BFD (2009) (Chile) (theatrical)
  • Concorde Filmverleih (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Contender Films (2009) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Hoyts Distribution (2008) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Independent Films (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Nordisk Film (2008) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • SPI International (2009) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • SPI International (2009) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
  • Shaw Organisation (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Summit Distribution (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Summit Entertainment (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Central Partnership (2008) (Russia) (all media)
  • Concorde Home Entertainment (2009) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Film1 (2009) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution (2008) (Finland) (all media)
  • Paris Filmes (2009) (Brazil) (all media)
  • Summit Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Summit Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Encore Hollywood (visual effects)
  • Technicolor Digital Intermediates (opticals)

Visual Effects by:

  • Mitch Gates known as CG supervisor: Encore Hollywood
  • Cristian A. Kong known as digital effects artist
  • Evelyn Lee known as motion graphics
  • Brian McIntyre known as visual effects
  • Bob Minshall known as visual effects
  • Doug Spilatro known as visual effects
  • Rodrigo Washington known as visual effects artist

Release Date:

  • Netherlands 16 October 2008
  • Iceland 17 October 2008
  • USA 17 October 2008
  • Belgium 29 October 2008
  • Greece 30 October 2008
  • Australia 13 November 2008
  • Philippines 19 November 2008
  • Thailand 20 November 2008
  • Sweden 28 November 2008
  • Singapore 4 December 2008
  • Finland 5 December 2008
  • Latvia 12 December 2008
  • Turkey 19 December 2008
  • Estonia 26 December 2008
  • Croatia 1 January 2009
  • Denmark 1 January 2009
  • Poland 3 January 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 8 January 2009
  • Ireland 9 January 2009
  • UK 9 January 2009
  • Mexico 23 January 2009
  • Argentina 29 January 2009
  • Israel 29 January 2009
  • New Zealand 5 February 2009
  • Malaysia 26 February 2009
  • Slovakia 12 March 2009
  • Brazil 13 March 2009
  • Czech Republic 19 March 2009
  • Panama 20 March 2009
  • Norway 25 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Germany 26 March 2009
  • Chile 9 April 2009
  • Peru 4 June 2009
  • France 7 July 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Kazakhstan 16 July 2009
  • Russia 16 July 2009
  • Spain 31 July 2009
  • Italy 14 August 2009
  • South Korea 17 September 2009

MPAA: Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, language, some drug and alcohol use – all involving teens

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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  1. Spacetree from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 5:38 pm

    I saw Sex Drive at a sneak preview presented by my university. It's aseemingly typical teen sex comedy in the vein of Superbad meets RoadTrip. Zuckerman plays Ian, a young virgin with no luck with the ladies,a crush on his childhood friend Felicia (Crew), a jerk of an olderbrother (Marsden), and is best friends with an Austin Powers-esquireCasanova by the name of Lance (Duke). On the internet, he poses as afootball player while courting a mysterious girl online. When the girlinvites him to go "all the way", he steals his brother's GTO and headsto Knoxville with Felicia and Lance. Ian's character has the usualnerdy teen virgin-in-a-movie problems: falls for the wrong girls, takesfew risks, gets caught in embarrassing sexual situations. On the roadtrip, they run into a series of hilarious, awkward, and weirdsituations. And on the way, they discover that sex isn't the mostimportant thing, and that true love can be found in both odd andfamiliar places.

    It's not exactly stunningly original, but it's still a hilarious film.The three leads do a pretty good job, Lance being a particularly funnycharacter. Marsden and Green steal the show in all the scenes they'rein, and all of the characters in the film are interesting, even if mostof them are stock characters. The script is also well-connected, withmost of the characters being connected to the larger plot, and combineswit, ribaldry, and straight adult humor well. Every gag sequence getsbig laughs, and the comedy never slows down or dies out. The internetcut-aways are especially hilarious supplements.

    It's refreshing to see a genuinely adult comedy not coming from theApatow crew or McKay and Ferrell. Although it lacks star leads andfilmmakers and will probably drop under the radar, I definitelyrecommend Sex Drive to anyone looking for a big laughs.

  2. goalyguy333 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 5:38 pm

    There are several people who say that critics don't know anything… Ifind it funny in Hollywood how the best movies get rated terribly, andhave a 28% rating on rottentomatoes 'tomatometer'…

    I saw the preview for Sex Drive on myspace. The preview started off asa typical drive-across-the-country crazy-things-happen teen sex partymovie. About halfway into the trailer I found myself laughing… andthinking "wow… something about this movie feels different. I thinkit's going to be really good. I don't want to wait til October, I wantto watch it right now".

    THREE WEEKS later three of my friends and I decided to see a lastminute movie- I looked up Sex Drive only to find that it was onlyplaying in one theater in our entire city (Denver) with only oneshowtime! 10:30 was the only showtime, if this was any indication ofhow the movie was I figured that it was going to be terrible- but Iremembered how much I enjoyed the preview and coerced my friends to gosee it. When we arrived the theater had only two other people in it,both middle-aged males sitting separately by themselves. Again- not agood sign…

    The movie started out, and was instantly funny. We laughed, so did theothers. I thought, "ok, any movie can make people laugh… it's notthat hard a thing to do… let's see where this goes". The moviecontinued on, and I found myself loving the plot. Loving the script.Loving the (no-name) actors. Loving the directing. Loving the editing.Loving everything about it. But that's just me… everyone hasdifferent opinions. My three friends (who- might I mind you, have verydifferent senses of humor) all felt the exact same way. We were cryingat certain parts because we were laughing so hard. The other (two)people in the theater were laughing hysterically as well. Just when Ithought it couldn't get any better- the movie turns to a love story,and everything throughout the whole movie comes together.

    It finally ended, and I, and my three friends, sat there, in awe, aboutwhat we just saw. We left the theater and could not have been anyhappier about our movie choice.

    I returned home to instantly look up reviews online about what othersthought of this movie- and it blew my mind. The most terrible, awfulthings were said, and the movie's gross domestic total? $8,402,485. ABOMB.

    I don't understand what it is people are looking for in a comedy. Iwill agree with others and say- yes, this has been done before. Yes,this movie is exactly what I thought it would be and what I wrote above(a typical drive-across-the-country crazy-things-happen teen sex partymovie). Yes, this movie is predictable and familiar- but back to thequestion- what is it people are looking for in a comedy? This movie hadevery element of the $100,000,000+/movie American Pie series. Sex Driveshould of made AT LEAST half that much.

    I saw College recently- NOW THIS is a movie that deserved it's abysmalearnings of 4.5 million dollars. College's jokes were cheap, andseemingly desperate, as if almost begging for a laugh. And once again-yes, College made me (slightly) laugh- as I said before any comedy can-but what it did not do was leave me with a feeling of sheer joy andhappiness that I took the time out of my night (and life) to watch it.Sex Drive left me with this feeling.

    I believed Sex Drive to be perfect. In every aspect. I will addressthat, again, everyone's taste is different; everyone's brains interpretthings differently and because of this not everyone will find Sex Driveto be perfect, in fact some may not find it funny it all- but I believeTHE MAJORITY of people (9 out of 10) will realize, upon DVD release andword-of-mouth, that Sex Drive was the sleeper hit of 2008.

    See this movie. It deserves much more money than it made and is well,well worth your time.

  3. campkllyrsf-1 from Oahu
    30 Mar 2012, 5:38 pm

    So there was a screening of Sex Drive at the theatre, so I thought"what the hell?"

    From the preview, I thought it could have gone one of three ways: 1. Ahorrible attempt at an R-rated comedy in the same fashion of a prettygood comedy a decade ago. (Like College tried for American Pie, andfailed) 2. A mediocre R-rated comedy with bits here and there. 3. Amovie that knows what it's going for and hits its mark.

    I would have to say, this movie is very close to #3. The movie isn't agreat movie, but it has no delusions on what it is. With the plot of aguy driving cross state just to get some ass, there's not a lot ofdirections you can go with it. The makers know this, so they make thebest of it.

    No real need to stress much on the story. It's simple, basic,predictable. Bad? I wouldn't say that. The story is really more of amomentum pusher than anything. It's really only there to prevent thisfrom being a series of jokes and gags just jumbled together. There's noreal big twist, a few lessons to be taken form it, but they all havebeen done before. You can pretty much tell what's going to happen atthe end within the first 15 minutes. But the story isn't really theimportant thing here, so no real points taken off for that.

    All the actors are good. Clichéd, yes, but they are likable. The goofy,virgin lead guy who's trying to get some tail is played wonderfully byJosh Zuckerman. Pulls it off flawlessly with all the awkwardness anduncertainty that the character would have. Amanda Crew is also reallygood at the "BFF" of Josh's character. The two have pretty goodchemistry, even with all their awkwardly close moments. It isn'tperfect, but being in some of those awkward situations, they were(while pushed a bit) familiar.

    A surprise is James Marsden. You may remember him as Cyclops fromX-Men, and he pulls off a great punk-ass older brother with a sense ofhumor of his own. He is the typical ass hole older brother in thesekind of movies, but he pulls it over very well. Seth Green just seemslike he's cruising through the movie. I think he's got a lot of talentand I knew even if the movie was going to be bad, he would provide agood set of laughs. And as a sarcastic Amish engineer genius, he's justfits in this movie seamlessly.

    But I have to give a lot of credit to Clark Duke. His first real movie.He was a party extra in Superbad, if I'm not mistaken, the one whocalled McLovin' a bad ass. Like Seth Green, he just seems to glidethrough. He also has great chemistry with Josh Zuckerman. You can tellthe two of them just had a really good time together on this. He is thesuave ladies man who's guiding his pathetic best friend on his verge oflosing his virginity, while getting some action himself. He doesn'thave the look of the typical character, but he pulls it offexcellently.

    I put a lot of emphasis on the characters and actors. They were thebackbone of the movie. Not the story, but the characters. There's alsoa hand full of supporting characters that do a good job at their parts,and an unwelcome (well, for me it was unwelcome) appearance by Fall OutBoy.

    There are few things worse than a comedy that's not funny. There havebeen a serious excess of those as well. Dane Cook just had a movie afew weeks ago, and that was a haggard piece of crap. I actually have tosay though, I laughed quite a bit in this movie. With the plot, thereare going to be quite a few of the sex jokes, involving spooge, penisesand homosexuality. Most of them though actually delivered. I can'tactually say there were too many flat moments with the jokes. Yes,there were some, but the jokes that worked out-weighed those thatdidn't.

    The climax got really over-the-top, but it did continue on with thelaughs, and was satisfying. The closure did take a bit longer thannecessary, but didn't drag. The movie was actually well paced and I wasnever bored.

    This is no Superbad. It's not anywhere in that league. I walked out ofthis movie saying "This is 2000's Road Trip." No, Road Trip wasn't amasterpiece or one of those comedy powerhouses, but it was really goodfor what it was going for. An over-the-top, R-rated comedy. See it witha group of friends in the theatre. Definitely see it with a crowd, itwill probably make it that much more enjoyable. 3.75/5

    Also, if you saw the trailer and had no interest, then you probablywould want to skip it. It has it's intended audience, and will probablyplease those people and few others.

  4. michael11391 from Augusta, Ga
    30 Mar 2012, 5:38 pm

    I loved every minute of this movie!! If you are looking for a non-stopconstantly-falling-out-of-your-seat film, then Sex Drive is perfect foryou. It is an instant teen comedy classic, in my books. James Mardsenand Seth Green steals the show but up and coming actors: Josh Zuckermanand Clark Duke did extremely well for themselves and prove themselvesto be the next big thing in the future. It is just about as funny thanSuperbad and American Pie (1,2,3) and the plot of the movie was just sosimple and well-made. Hopefully, Sex Drive will be a teen classic inthe next few years because it's extremely funny, raunchy & has a littlebit of it's sweet side, too. Sex Drive is awesome and superhilarious!!!

  5. dt10111 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 5:38 pm

    I couldn't bash "Sex Drive" in good faith. For a comedy of its type,and all of you know what I mean by this coming of age sort of comedy,it had a lot of slow parts that weren't funny, and needlesssentimentality that only served to slow the movie down. However, whenit was funny, it was super funny.

    The ongoing gags were pretty notable, and performances were top notch,notably by Seth Green as the sarcastic Amish guy. This may reign asbest sarcastic performance in any movie, ever. The energy between thevarious performers was right and helped execute most of the gagseffectively. As I mentioned, I have complaints, but they are trivial.If you want some goofy humor to eat popcorn to, give it a shot.

  6. jts0405 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 5:38 pm

    I mostly thought that all of the great comedies were done for the yearafter the summer ended. This summer 2008 was truly a great time forcomedy with movies such as Step Brothers, Tropic Thunder, PineappleExpress, etc. My thoughts were changed though when I saw this movie.This was arguably in the same category as those movies. It is easilyone of the funniest movies of 2008. It really reminds you of roadmovies in the late decade such as Road Trip, Euro Trip, etc. anddelivers the normal Superbad kind of content. Josh Zuckerman did areally great job in his first starring role that I have seen him in.Seth Green is in this as well and he nearly delivers a ton of laughs inthis movie. This is worth it for those who like the usual teen sex kindof comedy.

    9/10

  7. michael-turner13 from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 5:38 pm

    When I went to see Sex Drive I was half expecting most of the film tobe a continuous romp. Boy was I surprised.

    It is packed with jokes from start to finish that should appeal to alarge number of people.

    The level of the acting is one thing I will compliment. The actors seemto be enjoying themselves (I wonder why? Ho Hum).

    At some points I did feel that things where a little stupid such as acouple of the sex scenes.

    Sex Drive is a hilarious movie that can be throughly enjoyed by nearlyanyone.

  8. Jamie Ward from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 5:38 pm

    Okay, so, Sex Drive: It's rude, it's certainly crude, but is itactually in any way good? That's the question that faces many teenagecomedies of similar nature these days; so very often over the pastdecade, the answer unfortunately has been a resounding and overwhelming'no', but there always remains a select few reminders that even thedumbest of comedies can still thrive upon just that. Sex Drive isthankfully one of these films. It's outrageous and ridiculous in itsportrayal of teenage romance, filled with characters that speak morebroadly as caricature than real, definable human beings, but it allworks –for the most part- in the favour of its silly, edgy routine.Sure enough, it's a film that is far more likely to put a smile on theyounger faces of the audience, but that assessment goes without saying;in short, there's some good fun to be had here, but only if you don'tmind the gross-out variants of humour and can appreciate the comedy onits own merits. Expect anything more than that, and you'll bedisappointed.

    For all intents and purposes, Sex Drive rarely ever strays far from theroad of teenage rom-coms. Taking place for the most part on the openroad where many comedians make brief cameo appearances as wackycharacters that bump into the main cast, the narrative that binds SexDrive's gags together is something that has been done to death. In thisvein, the movie can get tiresome—and at 110 minutes long, the biggestflaw becomes the sometimes meandering, directionless pace of whichmoves the plot along. Sure enough such sprawling pit-stops are usuallyfollowed by a series of great, laugh out loud bursts of humour, butthis incessant need to fill up space needlessly makes Sex Drive feellike a much longer drive than it actually is.

    That being said, despite the formulated, familiar approach to this roadtrip story, Anders and Morris do well to capitalise on the strongerelements of such a narrative. The cameos never feel redundant andfabricated; the trip itself gives way to some great comical situations;and characters, believe it or not, actually grow (albeit, very slowly)over the course of the journey. Furthermore, behind all the profane,raunchy sex jokes and slapstick lies a straight forward, butnevertheless engaging unrequited love story that doesn't feel tacked onand as derivative as it plays out on page. It's a romance that neverquite takes off, but with decent characterisation and performances fromthose involved, it's enough to give the story a warm core that pays outwith an ending befitting of your average genre movie.

    To watch a movie like Sex Drive for the romance however, is a bit likeeating a hot dog for the bun; the real drawing power and force ofconviction that draws you into the surreal, ridiculous world displayedhere is through the characters, and the awkward, downright hilariousjams they get themselves into. For the most part, the movie strikesgold most when the comedy is just that—character driven—and it's alwaysfun to watch lead character Ian (Josh Zuckerman) constantly get intouncomfortable, cringe-inducing moments of embarrassment.

    Of course, a lot of such moments succeed primarily upon the clever,rat-a-tat, teenage colloquial dialogue that Anders and Morrisaccentuate through their script, but a lot of it also comes down to theperformances of the cast who bring their characters to life vividly andwith shades of naturalism that brings out the script's modern, laidback feel. As a result, Sex Drive all the more feels casual, and whilethis again reinforces the slack attitude devoted to the meanderingpacing, such a style works well to give the movie a personality of itsown that reflects its characters.

    In the end, although I had some qualms with the movie's runtime, andit's sometimes unfocused approach to narrative, I nevertheless had funwith what Sean Anders delivers here. It's a relentlessly convincingpicture with a youthful vision that many directors so often forget orsimply neglect to touch upon when making such movies. As a result, SexDrive will undoubtedly speak a lot clearer to younger audience membersthan their older counterparts, but if you happen to be a part of thatdemographic, then there is definitely some great laughs to be had here;unabashedly immature and not afraid to get dirty, Sex Drive is a longride, but it's worth it in the end for the fun that it expels over thattrip.

    – A review by Jamie Robert Ward (http://www.invocus.net)

  9. Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    30 Mar 2012, 5:38 pm

    In the suburb of Chicago, the eighteen year-old Ian (Josh Zuckerman) isa naive and virgin teenager that is mocked by his homophobic brotherRex (James Marsden) and his schoolmates; his best friends are Felicia(Amanda Crew) and the wolf Lance (Clark Duke). When Ian meets a girlcalled Tasty (Katrina Bowden) in Internet, he writes many lies abouthimself; when she invites him to drive to Knoxville, Tennessee, to havesex with her, Ian steals Rex's GTO Judge 1969 and travels with Lanceand Felicia. When they have trouble on the road with the car, the AmishEzekiel (Seth Green) offers to help them in his community. Lance meetsthe Amish Mary (Alice Greczyn) and they fall in love for each other.During their travel, Ian and Felicia discover that their feelings aremore than friendship and that Tasty is not who she told she is.

    I am still laughing with "Sex Drive" since this movie is one of thefunniest comedies that I have recently seen. There are many grossjokes, beautiful tits and girls and enjoyable characters. The cynicalSeth Green is simply hilarious in the role of a sympathetic Amish. Thescene when Ian is on the stage watching the dancers backstage while apregnant girl is telling her sad story is so funny that I needed tostop the movie just to laugh. The last scene with Amanda Crew in theend of the credits is also very funny, and I believe many peopleprobably lost this joke. If you are intellectual, or if you do not likethis type of movie, please do not spend your time to write bad reviewsin IMDb. I can not understand how a viewer can be surprised with thecontent of a comedy that begins the way "Sex Drive" does. Amanda Crew,Katrina Bowden, Alice Greczyn and all the female cast are incrediblygorgeous. My vote is eight.

    Title (Brazil): "Sex Drive"

  10. Max from Germany
    30 Mar 2012, 5:38 pm

    The name "Sex Drive" may awake false expectations for some viewersprior to watching. The movies goes beyond the typical"american-pie-like-comedy-style" and shows a sensitive development ofrelationships which were not expected at the beginning. Thesedevelopments are combined with several road-trip experiences anddifferent (of course, also sexual) experiences during the trip. But thefilm contains more than that, it has a nice plot, a stringent story andvery talented young actors. It is definitely not just a teenage-flick,it is much more.

    Because despite some laughs, funny moments ( "amish") and unexpectedaction – we experience beautiful acting of Amanda Crew who didn'tappear to me that intense in other movies before (like FinalDestination for example). She does not only look beautiful but acts ina very authentic way, it seems to me like she enjoyed the set, thewhole idea of the movie, and the acting in it especially (though thefilm had its rather crude moments at the beginning and in thestep-mother appearances).

    I admit that this was one of the best teenage-road-movies I've seen inthe last decade. Not only because it shows the lifestyle everybodywould have loved to live in its teenage years, it also features bothlaughs and unexpected developments in the end, thoughts about themeaning of love and how important it is to trust feelings.

    A closer look at the character of Ian would have been great becauseduring the whole movie he seemed a bit inapproachable, and we don't getan impression about his development of feelings towards Felicia, onlythe other way round.

    Summary: Funny movie with a very nice development in the end, and afascinating and breath-taking Amanda Crew – worth watching!

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